Synthesis of very-long-chain fatty acids in the epidermis controls plant organ growth by restricting cell proliferation

Biological Science 2013/04/10

Professor Masaaki Umeda, Laboratory of Plant Growth Regulation, Graduate School of Biological Sciences

The epidermis functions as an important interface with the environment, but it is also essential in the establishment and maintenance of the plant body. Recent studies have shown that the epidermis participates in both driving and restricting growth via inter-cell-layer communication.

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viewer.jpgFigure 1. A model for restriction of cell proliferation by VLCFA synthesis.

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